Swimming Pools

Swimming pool landscaping

The Best in Swimming Pool Landscaping for Utah

Although there are plenty of relaxing water features that can add aesthetic value to your yard, there’s nothing quite like being able to jump into the cold on a hot summer day. As much as we all would like to do that with our water fountains, it’s probably not quite practical. For this reason, a swimming pool can be the perfect addition to your backyard.

Add A Swimming Pool To Your Backyard Oasis

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    Choosing A Pool Design

    At Cottonwood Landscapes, ‘custom’ is the name of our game. Of course, a pool by itself can bring a whole new feeling to an otherwise lackluster backyard, but our team is always ready to take it up a notch.

    Our Utah-based landscape designers can help you plan out an entirely custom backyard landscape; we’ll make sure your space is impressive, a joy to use, and incorporates design ideas that stand the test of time. Whether this means creating a uniquely shaped in-ground pool to bring character to your home, or incorporating waterfall and pergola features, we’ll help you create the backyard oasis of your dreams.

    Swimming Pool Landscaping In Utah

    When it comes to incorporating a swimming pool into the landscape of your backyard, our skilled technicians and craftsmen will work with you to find a cost-effective solution that gives you the most bang for your buck.

    Not only do we think about the practical nature of where a swimming pool will most benefit you and your family, but we also work with you to find an aesthetically pleasing way to implement it into the rest of your landscaping.

    Accenting With Plants

    Utah is a unique landscape. Our expertise lies in understanding how vegetation will grow within your landscaping and how to make it thrive. We believe that our climate and general upkeep are the two most important factors when choosing the right types of materials to work with.

    Thankfully, our team knows Utah plants to help you make the best decisions for your pool landscaping. From proper plant placement to upkeep factors, we’ll choose plants that work with your location and your lifestyle.

    We’ll choose vegetation wisely and always plant strategically. Doing so can make your job of caring for the landscape (and cleaning your pool) easier, as well as give you something appealing to look at in those colder months when you’re spending more time indoors.

    Swimming pool design

    Elements To Consider In Swimming Pool Design

    • Filtration System
    • Pool Shape and Depth
    • Pool Decking Materials
    • Waterfalls
    • Waterslides

    Let’s collaborate to customize your entire swimming pool landscaping to include the elements that make your backyard a dream come true. From mimicking a secluded lake in the Wasatch mountains or a luxury hotel resort in Park City, our Utah swimming pool contractors are here to help.

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    Make Your Backyard A Family Gathering Place

    Customizing your swimming pool provides a great social amenity for loved ones of all abilities to gather around. A swimming pool carefully installed by our skilled craftsmen can improve your backyard living and can make a great addition to barbecues and any ol’ day of fun.

    Backyard landscaping with pool, flagstone, patio

    Swim And Soak

    Swimming pools are great for families with kids who need something to do on a warm Utah summer day. Including a kiddie pool swimming area makes it easier for little swimmers to find confidence in the pool, whether relaxing after a long day or playing water games at a birthday party. Incorporating a hot tub in your pool construction is also a plus for family of all ages. If you want to see how to bring these features together in one cohesive design, we’re up to the task.

    Lounge On The Pool Deck

    We’re also the experts in creating a pool deck for the whole family to enjoy. Making your backyard a family gathering space is more than just having the square footage; it’s also important to create a space that’s well-thought-out and safe for the whole family to use.

    That’s why our team considers all safety factors as we collaborate with you on design. This often means considering who will be using these amenities and if special precautions should be taken to keep them from harm. By adding security fencing or slip-resistant pavement around pool areas you can have fun in the sun while keeping your loved ones safe.

    Relax In Privacy

    Speaking of fencing, do you need added privacy included in your pool landscape design? We can help! Privacy is an important aspect for many families redesigning their backyard landscapes.

    When it comes to spending time in your backyard, you may not want to feel like your neighbors can easily encroach on your space. We’ll consider that when choosing privacy fencing, and plant life that can screen your yard from view and provide much-needed shade.

    Kids playing in their backyard swimming pool

    Benefits Of Having A Swimming Pool

    • Exercise opportunities
    • Family playtime
    • Outdoor fun for kids
    • Have your own vacation at home
    • Relax and reduce stress
    • A great amenity for gatherings and parties
    • Raises the value of your home

    What It Takes To Install A Swimming Pool

    From start to finish, Cottonwood Landscapes can guide you through the process of designing and installing your swimming pool landscaping project. Here’s a look at the process:


    Consultation with Cottonwood Design Experts


    3D Rendering of Swimming Pool Landscaping


    Break Ground and Start Pool Installation

    Before you know it, you’ll be relaxing in luxury in your backyard.

    Poolhouse in a Utah backyard with a slide

    Craftsmanship You Can Trust

    Our team is made up of skilled individuals who love to take pride in their work. We are dedicated to making each feature that we bring to a yard’s landscaping fit in with a greater whole.

    Not only do we have experience installing swimming pools (or even spas), but our invaluable experience with installing other types of water features gives us an eye for how to properly utilize a swimming pool with the rest of your yard. Put simply, we know what looks good, and we won’t stop until we help you find a solution that makes you love your landscaping.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The average cost of an in-ground pool ranges from $50 to $125 per square foot.


    Experts recommend you have 100 square feet of pool per family member. So, if you have four people in your family, a 400-square-foot pool would suffice. Exact length and width could vary based on your customizations.


    Olympic pools measure 164 feet in length (55 yards) and are 6.5 feet deep (2 meters). They hold 500,000 gallons of water.


    You need to routinely check your pool’s pH, alkalinity, and sanitizer levels to ensure it’s chemically balanced. You should also skim debris off the water’s surface, vacuum the pool, and clean the pool filter as needed. Here’s a great resource for learning about keeping a pool clean:
    Infographic on cleaning a pool
    Photo Credit: Clear Comfort

    You need to depressurize the chamber of a cartridge filter before removing it. Then you can remove the filter and spray it clean. Afterward, replace the filter and repressurize.

    If you have a D.E. filter, you first backwash it, drain the tank, and then remove the grids. Use a D.E. filter cleaner before reassembling and backwashing a second time.

    The ideal pH for a pool is 7.6.

    To lower a pool’s pH, add muriatic acid or sodium bisulfate. Amount needed is determined by pool size.

    To raise a pool’s pH, add sodium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate. Amount needed is determined by pool size.

    To lower a pool’s alkalinity, add muriatic acid or sodium bisulfate (same as reducing pH).

    To raise a pool’s alkalinity, add sodium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate (same as raising pH).

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    Add Value To Your Home

    There’s no question that adding a swimming pool to your home adds value to your life and your equity. Experts estimate that a pool and pool house adds anywhere between 5-8% to your property value. 


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